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Oct 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
show" from new york. 12 days until the 2012 election. mitt romney can run, but he can't hide from his support for richard mourdock. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our destiny is not written for us, it's written by us and we're going to write that next chapter together. that's why i'm asking for your vote in this election. >> florida, colorado, iowa, ohio, virginia. in los angeles with jay leno. >> the main cure is to make sure you vote. >> in nevada with katy perry. >> you know, i got my poll outfit sorted, okay? >> the president is emptying the tank for the final push. >> you may notice that my voice sounds just a little hoarse. >> as mitt romney literally runs away from questions about mourdock's rape remarks. tonight, senator barbara boxer on the romney failure to lead. "the daily beast's" michael tomasky on the president's momentum and today's big endorsement. >>> plus another plutocrat is shaking down employees to vote for romney. >>> and congressman elijah cummings on the right wing effort to true the vote by intimidating minority voters. good to have you with us t
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
until the 2012 election. mitt romney and paul ryan are scrambling. robert gibbs is here tonight to respond. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> you can use your charitable deduction or home mortgage deduction and can fill a that bucket, if you will. >> mitt romney breaks out the golden bucket to save his budget. tonight, obama campaign's senior adviser on mitt romney's fuzzy math. >>> devastating new poll numbers show mitt romney's secret video is crushing his campaign. >> i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility. >> richard wolffe on how aggressive the president needs e to be on the 47% tape. >>> mitt romney's billionaire base is starting to lose their cool. >> we need leadership, not criticism. we need encouragement, not discouragement. >> e.j. deon on why billionaires who do so well under obama can't stand the president. >>> and democrats with a victory for voters in pennsylvania, but republican voter fraud is getting swept under the rug here in colorado. tonight the latest on the rnc's voter fraud scandal. >>> good to have you with us. than
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the big show. starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern >>> can mitt romney win the debate tonight? yes and i will show him how to do that. will he win? this is mitt romney we're talking about. what are the odds of him taking my advice. >> both presidential candidates battening down the hatches. >> who's going to bring the dynamite to denver. >> only with an day to go. >> the great debate. >> the rocky mountain showdown. >> 350e78 want to know who's going to win. >> who's going to score the punches. >> what you need is sin certifity, if you can fake that you can do everything. >> mitt romney tried to show his empathy. >> i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy. >> i'm sfriesed it took him that long to get there. he didn't spend enough time in the middle. >> romney's task is more difficult. >> romney's task is more difficult. >> he has to introduce himself to the american people. >> how many times can you reintroduce yourself. >> i'm mitt romney, i'm mitt romney, i'm mitt romney ♪ >> i'm mitt romney. >> i believe that abargs should be safe and local in this country. >> i will
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
know that romney had said that people who didn't have continuing coverage shouldn't get covered for pre-existing conditions? it was simply their fault for not having paid up all those years. the whole thing last night could have gone a whole different way. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> all right. not a good night. we didn't play very well. unusual for us. we're a hell of a team. we got a long way to go. i know you're not happy. i heard the fans. i heard it. you're hearing it from me. we're better than that. report card's fine. there's nothing wrong -- obama's great. that's why we recruited him in 2007. he's a hell of a player. we won championships with him before. we're going to win again. >> coach, going to be a lineup change? >> no, there's not going to be a lineup change. you think i'm going to change the lineup now? look, did he turn the ball over? yes. did he throw the ball out of bounds? yes. he missed a few lay-ups. he's still my guy. we're not changing the line wrup. i told you when
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> why won't romney level with us about his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? >> the obama campaign gets aggressive on mitt romney's lies on the airwaves. >> if we can't trust him here, how could we ever trust him here? >> and on the campaign trail -- >> governor romney made the dance around his positions but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> tonight, stephanie cutter of the obama campaign on last night's performance and the way forward. sam stein, e.j. dionne on romney's style versus the president's substance. >> i like pbs. i love big bird. >> david k. johnston on romney's huge tax lie. james hoff of the teamsters on romney's 108 on his feelings for the american mid-dle class. and ohio state senator nina turner on what last night's debate means for the buckeye state. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. if it were just only a game, right? the presidential debate last night was ugly. it was an ugly night because the truth left the building. it took a beating. give mitt romney credit, though. he was
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
today, but it portends a bigger fundamental shift that has just had to happen in the romney/ryan campaign. now, over and over and over again on this campaign, on issues big and small, the romney/ryan campaign before today has been able to use one particular technique to escape the consequences of having unpopular policy ideas or policy ideas they don't particularly want to defend. they do this same thing over and over again, and usually, it works for them. here's the pattern. here's the pattern they have established. here's mitt romney back in august telling scott pelly of "06 minutes" that he believes abortion should be allowed to protect a woman's health. seriously? mitt romney thinks abortion is okay if a woman's health is in danger? no, not really. his campaign later said, no, never mind what mitt romney just said. he does not believe abortion should be allowed to protect a woman's health. okay. then in september, here was mitt romney telling david gregory on "meet the press" that he's not going to repeal all of obama care. he says he will keep part of obama care. but th
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
president and that's probably a promise that governor romney thinks i've kept. but i also promised that i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people, the middle class and all those who are striving to get into the middle class. i've kept that promise and if you vote for me, i promise i'll fight just as hard in the second term. >> governor romney? >> thank you jim, mr. president and thank you for tuning in this evening. this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i'm concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as individuals. it's bigger than our respective parties. it's an election about the course of america. what kind of america do you want to have for yourself and for your children. and there really are two very different paths that we began speaking about this evening and over the course of this month we'll have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. but they lead in different directions and it's not just looking to our words that
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am PDT
house reporter, glenn thrush. a tale of two messages, the romney campaign is pushing the theory that they're in the lead, down the stretch. with an e-mail this morning read, we're feeling the momentum. the president is playing like he's behind and fighting for every vote. after a red eye flight from l.a. the president was up early for a rally in tampa and delivered doughnuts to firefighters by 7:30 this morning. obama the underdog versus romney the ascent dant is the dominant narrative on the trail. >> patrol this in my voice is getting hoarse. have to keep on keeping on. >> we're going to win november 6th. >> we're going to pull an all-nighter. no sleep. >> we've had a number of debates lately. you know they have really propelled our campaign. >> i believe in you. i need you to keep believing in me. >> the obama campaign is slipping. and shrinking. >> we always knew this was going to be a close race from the start. folks in your business were writing me off a year ago, saying there's no way i would win. >> if i'm elected -- no, when i'm elected -- >> i've come to ask you for yo
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm PDT
not even help you very much at all. but after the big bump in the polls that mitt romney got after his dominate performance in the first presidential debate this year, all eyes right now are on whether last night's debate win by president obama will similarly move the needle. we are three weeks out from election day. but people are voting now, right? people are voting early and by absentee ballot, across the country, including in the swing states. and the early word is pretty good for the president. i mean, every snap poll taken after last night's debate showed president obama as the winner of the debate. the polling outfit ppp even did a swing state specific snap poll in colorado. ppp is generally seen as a slightly democratic leaning firm, but their sample for their colorado voters watching the debate last night actually skewed a little bit conservative. and those colorado voters overall thought president obama won. even better for the obama campaign, the margin of victory for the president was particularly large among the independents who were watching that debate. which is exactly
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 1:00am PDT
is that mr. romney doesn't like to do stuff the morning after big events. at least, they don't like to have big, public events planned for mr. romney after big events. i mean, traditionally, candidates see, and campaigns see big marquis events like debates or conventions as springboards for the next day's public attention and momentum. but the romney campaign is not like that. after his convention, mr. romney did not do a traditional bus tour or barn storming campaign trip. after his convention, you will recall that mr. romney went on vacation. mr. romney, even after he had such a big win at the first presidential debate, he did not have any big, morning after the debate rallies or anything. he went and did an event that was off his public schedule, but nobody knew for sure he would be anywhere, and there wasn't a big crowd of people around him while he was rallying the troops to his big win. it was a very quiet morning. and then again today, after the second presidential debate, mr. romney did no public events in the morning. i mean, i don't know if it means anything important, but it is a
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the new jersey governor, a top romney surroga surrogate, heeds praise on president obama. >> the president called me. i appreciate that call from the president. it was very proactive and i appreciate that type of leadership. the president is great. i spoke to him three times yesterday pep called me for the last time at midnight last night. asked me what i needed. i said if you could expedite the major declaration without the fema mumbo jumbo. i got a call from fema at 2 a.m. the president has been all over this and he deserves great credit. i was on the phone with him yesterday three times personally. he gave me his number at the white house. told me to call him. and he absolutely means it. the president has been outstanding in this. so the folks at fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent. >> the president deserves great credit. he's been outstanding. a republican praising a democrat. but the powerful fact is this wasn't about politics. this was genuine thanks to a president focused on taking care of americans. president obama has canceled all campaign events through tomorrow
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
.8% of the popular vote. mitt romney has 46.9% the new york times 538 blog says if the election were held today, the president would win 291 electoral votes. mitt romney would get 247. 270 are needed to win the white house. 538 says the president has a 71% chance of winning. romney has a 29% chance. and as of tonight, 7.7 million people have already voted and that includes the president who cast his own ballot today in chicago. we'll have much more on the early voting later on in the show. but we start with tonight's lead. mitt romney's mourdock mess. senate candidate richard mourdock's god intended rape comments are now threatening to undermine mitt romney's careful effort to appeal to voters as moderate mitt. desperate to hide the extreme republican positions on women's health, romney is just wishing and hoping this will all go away. but someone forgot to tell the press corps this morning in ohio. >> governor, do you wish senator mourdock would pull that ad? >> thank you. have a good day. >> you, too. >> that's me? >> have a great day. >> thank you. have a good day. but please don't ask be ab
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 10:00pm PDT
for equal work. >> campaigning for president obama in ohio. >> we are coming back. >> the romney campaign is fighting back hard. >> this president has failed america's women. >> i'm not running for office and i don't have to say what i feel flt. >> i would love it for you to get my husband on the couch. >> mr. romney cancelled on the ladies on the view. >> i think i get the last word. >> we are not getting the last word just yet. >> in 19 days you can stand up and say we are going to move forward. ♪ >> with 19 days until election tonight, president obama showed one reason voters consider him more likeable presidential candidate and that of course is his sense of humor. they spoke at the 67th annual al smith dinner in new york city. a speaking invitation democrat and republican nominees have been accepting since 1960. they are not expected to get too serious here is the president earlier tonight. >> this is the third time that governor romney and i have met recently. as some of you may have noticed i had a lot more energy in our second debate. i felt really well rested after the nice lon
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, round two. obama versus romney. after round one shocked the race. >> what are the major differences between the two of you? >> romney got no lift from picking his running mate. romney got the opposite of a lift from his convention. romney got buried after the other side's convention. nothing was working, until that clear win in the first debate. >> i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. >> now, after the president's muddled first night, saving his best shots until the morning after. >> the fellow on the stage last night, who looked like mitt romney, said he did not know anything about that. >> after his vice president pulled no punches -- >> that's a bunch of malarkey. >> tonight in a way that the common wisdom says it never should be, tonight the race hangs in the balance. msnbc's coverage of the second presidential debate starts right now. >>> rematch! round two, everybody. the second presidential debate tonight from hempstead, new york, on long island, at the campus of hofstra university. thank you for watching it here with us at msnbc. i'm rachel maddow, at msnbc headquarters along
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
tax deduction, in the romney/ryan tax plan. not enough time. they can't even say if you will pay more or less with their tax plan. well, mitt, i'm sure president obama will give you as many of his minutes as you need to explain it all in wednesday night's debate. >> mitt romney needs a great october. >> we know romney needs a great october. >> to change the course of this campaign. >> the final push is on. >> just days away from the first presidential debate. >> both candidates cramming for the first debate. >> everyone trying to lower expectations. >> franticly spinning to lower expectations. >> >> president obama is an experienced debatetor. >> i'm just okay. >> almost everyone seems to be muting enthusiasm in trying to undersell thvernlths is mitt's first time. >> i don't buy that. >> chris christie is taking a different tack. >> we have a candidate who is going to do extraordinary well on wednesday night. come thursday morning when we get to thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> this is mitt's first time. >> are you stupid? >> overselling with
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
takes the stage." the "l.a. times," "romney sharp and steady in first presidential debate." >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they are just being crushed. >> and challenge on obama's hits on his own policies point by point. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> virtually everything he said about hi tax plan is inaccurate. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan, and now five weeks before the election he's saying that his big bold idea is nevermind. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the president's lackluster response sent critics into a tail spin and put team obama on defense. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. the latest thing we got from romney because he said so, was, you know what i want to do with people when they are poor? shove them in the emergency room. where was obama tonight? >> progressives from chris matthews to bill maher to michael moore al
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
of millions of people watching across the country. will there be a mitt romney moment tonight to push the president out of the driver's seat? there is shifting in our new numbers. we will break down our new national poll to see where the race is tightening slightly in romney's favor. the most important number may be romney's 47%. the deep dive down memory lane for the good, bad and ugly of the modern presidential debate, the winners, losers, zingers and the awkward that help decide. good morning from the university of denver. a beautiful campus here, debate day, wednesday, october 3. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read. everything has been said about the importance of tonight's debate. now it is up to the candidates themselves who will meet on the university of denver on the same stage. romney has inched up slightly in our "wall street journal" poll. the bad news when you dig deeper you see the structural problems facing romney as he tries to catch up and how damaging the 47% remark was and is to the campaign. is there such a thing as a commanding l
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
pair of questions. did he know mitt romney just said we don't let people die in their apartments, we take them to the emergency room, that that is his health care plan? did the president know that romney had said people who didn't have continuing coverage shouldn't get covered for pre-existing conditions, that it was simply their fault for not having paid up all those years? the whole thing, the whole thing last night could have gone a whole different way. and that's hardball for now. thanks for being with us. politics nation with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead. the real mitt romney. there's been a lot of talk about last night's debate. who won, who lost. but the real debate last night was between mitt romney and mitt romney. and being so contradictory, mr. romney opened a huge line of attack for the president. not just for 90 minutes, but for the 33 days until this election. and today in a blistering speech, the president took full advantage of the opportunity that romney's dishonest performance invited. >> when i got
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm PDT
and take a swing at him. >> the romney campaign is laughing those comments off. the president continues to hammer his opponent. >> he took another swing at it and he whiffed. >> tonight, michael eric dyson on the poor excuses for tagg romney's joke. >>> they brought us binders full of women. >> team romney tries to turn the page with women voters, but will it work? >> he totally gets working women. >>> the plutocrats continue to strong arm their employees to vote against their best interests. we'll play you the mitt romney tape. >> nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business. >>> the conservative meltdown over candy crowley may never end. >> he did, in fact, sir. >> can you say that little louder, candy? >> tonight, chris kofinis and ron christie on the right wing lies. >> declaring something on act of terror does not mean you're calling it a terror attack. >> this changed the debate. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the obama team showed a fighting spirit today on the campaign trail. the president i
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 8:00pm PDT
you've heard of the fair deal. you've heard of the square deal. mitt romney's trying to sell you a sketchy deal. >> the thumping continues on the stump. >> please proceed. >> the president breaks out the trapper keeper on mitt romney. >> we don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find talented young women. >> tonight, the untold story of the debate. not only did president obama dominate -- >> candy, what governor romney said just isn't true. >> but mitt romney was just awful. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. >> bob shrum and michael steele was analysis. cecile richards on romney's growing disaster with women voters. >> they brought us whole binders full of women. >> james hoffa on the president's china smackdown. >> governor, you're the last person who's going to get tough on china. >> and call the wambulance again. >> the problem is, candy crowley sort of waded in to help the president. >> they should just eliminate moderators overall. >> thanks for watching tonight, focus. if you saw president obama today, you noticed a little spring in his step. the presi
MSNBC
Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm PDT
greed and wealth? or president obama's vision for a level playing field? >> mitt romney's some towns don't count tour, because freeport didn't count. >> that question plays out tonight in freeport, illinois. >> everybody should play by the same rules. >> sensata workers have played by the rules for years. helped the company become hugely profitable. and now they will pay the price. 170 families will now have to find work, health care, and retirement security someplace else. we'll show you the local impact and how republican economic policy has devastated the middle class all across the country. and the economic stakes in this election play out in freeport, illinois. the sensata plant is ground zero in the economic differences between governor romney and president obama. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show." great to have you with us tonight. from freeport, illinois. tonight we are in the belly of the beast of mitt romney's economy. the story of the romney economy can be told with 200 jobs here in this small town of illinois, freeport. now, it's important to kno
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >>> the romney camp says they plan to win the debate with zingers. >> i would be tempted to go back to that wonderful by ronald reagan, there you go again. >> how much you want to bet, it doesn't work? >> $10,000 bet? >>> on the eve of election day in ohio, they are sleeping overnight at polling places. we'll go live to cleveland where nina turner is camping out for early voting. >>> and house majority leader eric cantor is fighting for his political life in his own district. wayne powell will join me live following tonight's big debate. >>> good evening, americans. good to have you with us. republicans are hoping for a game changer in the next few days, but romney's path to victory is starting to disappear. president obama is ahead in all of the vital swing states needed for victory. if the election were held today an associated press analysis shows president obama would win at least 271 electoral votes. 270 votes wins the presidency. the romney campaign, no doubt, is struggling to, say the least. romney's own running mate was forced to admit how their campaign has stumbled. >> so,
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 11:00am PDT
presidential debate, and this is why mitt romney and paul ryan are spending so much time in the buckeye state. 51%, 45%. they are both there today. we're going to listen to mitt romney live in just a moment. topping our political headlines, though, within the hour, president obama is scheduled to land in newport, virginia, he's on his way to williamsburg where he's preparing for tuesday. he used the radio and internet address to focus on the economy, touting the impact of the bailout. >> to let detroit go bankrupt. i bet on american work and ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big kwa. today auto sales are higher thain even about been in three years. gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. we've created a quart ore of a a million new jobs right here in america. >> mitt romney holding a rally in ohio. this hour. it's about to get under way. in fact, we're going get a live update from the campaign trail in just a moment. in their weekly address, republicans also talking about the economy. it was delivered by oklahoma congressional candidate mark wayne mullet. >>
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
" live from minneapolis tonight. 11 days until the 2012 election. mitt romney tells his biggest lie to date. you won't believe this one. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i saw it today. one of the great manufacturers of this state. now owned by the italians is thinking of moving production to china. >> mitt romney unleashes a perfect storm of lies trying to fool buckeye state voters. former governor ted strickland and tim ryan are here with the the truth. >> when you take a look at colin powell, to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he has a slightly different reason for supporting president obama. >> colin powell's former chief of staff on sununu's charge. >>> and michael eric dyson on racism as a campaign tactic in the year 2012. >>> plus righties are freaking out, calling the obama campaign satanic over this ad. >> super uncool to be out and about, i wasn't ready. >> and lives hang in the balance if obama care gets repealed. pearl jam guitarist mike mccready is standing up for people with preexisting conditions and he joins "the ed show" t
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
>>> governor romney lives to fight another day. many of president obama's key supporters voicing their disappointment today that he did not take on governor romney when he had an opportunity. here's some of the headlines. in fact, the "los angeles times" says, quote, obama fans are shocked by mitt romney's dominance in debate. "the chicago tribune" said for obama words not said spoke the loude loudest. it said obama hit with a left hook on tv and online. the president is hitted to wisconsin, but not before taking one last parting shot a a fiery rally in denver not too long ago. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. it couldn't have been mitt romney, because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to pay for the wealthy. the fellow on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> around the same time governor romney was making a surprise appearance at the conservative political action conference, cpac in denver before heading to virginia for an
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
obama and governor romney will meet on the stage at the university of colorado in their first debate where tens and millions of americans watching at home. the debate will showcase two competing visions for america, two conflicting views of government, a clash of ideas about the kind of democracy we want. it could hardly be a more stark choice for the country. but this is also personal it's about two men and who are and how they will connect with the american people. no doubt about it, this is a big night. join me now, cynthia tucker and erin mcpike who covers the campaign for real clear politics. thank you both for coming on the show. >> thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> erin, let me go to you first. mitt romney is behind. what does he need to cover up? what does he need to do tonight? >> he needs to show, especially middle class voters, that he has a plan. we've already heard from the obama campaign that the president is likely to push mitt romney on specifics and in the past couple of days he has telegraphed that we might see more specifics like immigration, especially tax po
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
" with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> tonight, mitt romney is trying to teach republicans who don't believe in evolution to believe in the evolution of mitt romney. >> president obama and mitt romney are heading back to ohio. >> ohio. >> ohio. >> ohio. >> the state that may yet decide this election. >> no republican has won the presidency. >> a republican has not won the presidency without ohio. >> i need your help to do that. >> do you think the republicans smell blood in ohio. >> there's a lot of attention being paid to the campaign these days. >> there's a good reason for that. >> he's willing to say anything, romney. >> he'll say anything. >> anything. >> i'm going to cut back on regulation, i'm going to put a cap on regulates. >> we're not going to get rid of for examplulation. >> that is not leadership, that's salesmanship. >> when the storms clouds clear, which romney will voters remember. >> there's a lot of attention being paid for the campaign these days. >> it's a close race. >> this journey is going to be hard. >> everybody is ready to throw up their hands in fear. >>
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Oct 16, 2012 7:30pm PDT
here. and both governor romney and i agree actually that we should lower our corporate tax rate. it's too high. i want to close loopholes that allow companies to deduct expenses when they move to china that allow them to profit offshore and not have to get taxed so they have tax advantages offshore. all those changes in our tax code would make a difference. now, governor romney actually wants to expand those tax breaks. one of his big ideas when it comes to corporate tax reform would be to say if you invest overseas, you make profits overseas, you don't have to pay u.s. taxes. of course if you're a small business or a big business starting up here, you've got to pay even the reduced rate that governor romney is talking about. and it's estimated that that will create 800,000 new jobs. the problem is they'll be in china. or india. or germany. that's not the way we're going to create jobs here. the way we're going to create jobs here is not just to change our tax code, but also to double our exports. we are on pace to double our exports, that's creating tens and thousands of jobs all a
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Oct 18, 2012 12:00am PDT
cecile richards on romney's growing disaster with women voters. >> they brought us whole binders full of women. >> james hoffa on the president's china smackdown. >> governor, you're the last person who's going to get tough on china. >> and call the wambulance again. >> the problem is, candy crowley sort of waded in to help the president. >> they should just eliminate moderators overall. >> thanks for watching tonight, focus. if you saw president obama today, you noticed a little spring in his step. the president was back on the campaign trail in the state of ohio today, fresh off his successful debate performance. it's pretty obvious, the president thinks last night went pretty well for him. especially his attacks on mitt romney. >> so let's recap what we learned last night. his tax plan doesn't add up. his jobs plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit. we've been there. we've tried that. we're not going back. we're moving forward. that's why i need your vote. we've got to finish what we started in 2008. >> the president feels good and so does his
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 1:00am PDT
by the republican challenger mitt romney and lost very much by president obama. but yesterday in santa barbara, i told this giant room full of people in this theater when asked about this subject that as clearly and as cleanly as mr. romney won the the debate, it still seems politically important that mr. romney did not win the debate in a way that produced a single sound byte. i mean, yeah, 60 million people watched romney win the debate overall, but for the 240 or so million american who is did not watch the debate who might have been curious about how it went, there was no single sound byte to take away from the debate to remember and repeat as the reason that mr. romney won. and so i sat at this event that even though romney won that night, won on debate night, there wasn't any day two story that could explain to people why it was that he won. i said, really, thinking about it, the only line, the single line that survived the debate, the only line that i think anybody can remember from the debate, i said this to a room of 2,000 people. there's one line that everybody can remember from that de
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm PDT
romney is proving the to be a man without conviction. he shakes the etch a sketch yet again on women's rights. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> president clinton rises again as mitt romney implodes over a woman's right to choose. tonight, terry o'neill of the national organization for women on mitt romney's war on women etch a sketch. bob shrum on the candidate without a core. >> it's very important for folks to just make sure that they understand that as long as people stay focused, we will win this thing. >> the president is rallying the troops as joe biden gets ready to take on lying ryan. >> trust me, i come from detroit west. we know we need a healthy auto sector. >> howard fineman and john nichols have the debate preview. >>> and from the coal mine owner to the real estate mogul, ceos are holding their workers hostage to get votes for mitt romney. tonight, former labor secretary robert reich on the revolt of the plutocrats. >> i'll tell you, you've got a great boss, he runs
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2012 9:00am PDT
what everyone expected him to do two weeks ago, bring up mitt romney's 47% comments. that secret video has been romney's biggest gaffe and he spent the week since trying to show he cares about all americans including the poor and working past. this past saturday congressman paul ryan attempted to further that message making a stop at a soup kitchen in ohio, offering to help clean dishes. while ryan logged in a total of 15 minutes at the kitchen he did manage to wash some pans and made sure to note his own had history on kp. >> you know i've [ inaudible ] washing dishes. you get callouss on your fingers it's so hot. >> the photo opt looked like campaign gold to everyone but the people who actually work at the soup kitchen. the president of the charity brine antall told "the washington post" yesterday, quote, they showed up there and they did not have permission. they got one of the volunteers to open up the doors. perhaps more importantly, the dining hall was empty and reportedly everything had been cleaned earlier that day. said antall the photo op they did not was no the accurate. he
MSNBC
Oct 23, 2012 8:00am PDT
launching a full-scale all-out campaign push after debating mitt romney. starting tomorrow, the president begins a two-day six-state barn storm. he tried to build on the debate again, criticizing governor romney for moves to the middle. >> we've come up with a name for this condition. it's called romnesia. we had a severe outbreak last night. it was at least stage three romnesia. >> but the strategy last night, stay strong, sharp and relentless. the commander in chief brought a bayonet to a foreign policy knife fight. >> your strategy previously has been one that's been all over the map. i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy. you mentioned the navy for example and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets. the question is not a game of battleship where we're counting ships. it is what are our capables? >> those were cheap shots that he took at mitt romney last night. i think you should treat your opponent with some respect, especially if you're the president of the united states and he didn't. >> governor romney
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00pm PDT
's lead, mitt romney dancing as fast as he can. do you remember back during the primaries when mitt romney assured republicans that he is severely conservative? it didn't ring true back then but, hey, he was trying. now with the election 29 days away, mitt romney is on the move as a moderate. but can he be credible in this new roll? a brand new gallup poll shows president obama leading by 5 points. meanwhile, a new pew research poll shows romney leading by 4 points. this race is tightening. things are moving, gist like mitt romney. suddenly he loves covering people with pre-existing conditions and suddenly mr. romney is ignoring the fact that his tax plan is a give away to the rich. the only problem, that's not the mr. romney who's running for president and this weekend newt gingrich, one of his top surrogates let the cat out of the bag. >> standing on the stage with you in arizona, this is what mitt romney said. number one, i said today we're going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20%, including the top 1%. mr. speaker, you mentioned that your opponent, mitt romney, had a pr
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